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Why doctors kill themselves →

TEDMED talk by Pamela Wible, M.D. Read fully transcribed TEDMED talk. For more information on how you can help stop the loss of our brilliant and compassionate healers, see Dr. Wible’s TEDMED page.

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TEDMED Talk: Why Doctors Kill Themselves →

Pamela Wible, M.D., takes on physician suicide in her TEDMED talk (delivered on November 18, 2015 and now released to the public on March 23, 2016). Learn more about Dr. Wible and her talk at Full transcription below:

I love the three things that people fear the most: death,

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Three young doctors jump to their deaths in NYC →


This week I learned of a third physician who has jumped to her death in NYC. Her colleague writes:

Dear Pamela, 

A medical resident died at my apartment building (subsidized housing for hospital employees) yesterday. I must have obliviously walked under her dead body on the scaffolding on my way to work yesterday.

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Emmy award winning filmmaker takes on med student suicide (view movie trailer) →


ABOUT THE PROJECT: Two-time Emmy award winning filmmaker, Robyn Symon, takes on the physician suicide crisis that has claimed the lives of countless medical students, doctors, and patients.

LOGLINE: Medical students and families of physicians touched by suicide come out of the shadows to expose the truth about a sick healthcare system that not only risks patients’ lives,

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Why are mental health questions still allowed on physician job applications? →


Dear Pamela, 

Question for you in regards to disclosure about mental illness. In every job that I have applied for, as part of the credentialing process, there are questions about felonies, treatment for drug/alcohol abuse and mental illness. Why are mental health questions still allowed to be on there?

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